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ISS: South Africa’s military drills with Russia and China raise eyebrows

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This week’s unprecedented joint trilateral sea exercise of the South African, Russian and Chinese navies has raised some eyebrows in Western embassies in Pretoria...

South Africa looking to involve BRICS more in peace support operations

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One of many discussion points during the recent BRICS summit in South Africa was more involvement of the bloc in peacekeeping. Putting the...

Fighting terrorism a priority in BRICS Johannesburg Declaration

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Leaders of the BRICS nations meeting in Sandton, South Africa, for the 10th Summit of the bloc want to see a holistic...

Xi urges fellow BRICS countries to reject go-it-alone trade

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Chinese President Xi Jinping said there would be no winner in a global trade war, urging fellow developing powers to reject unilateralism...

Putin to meet Erdogan at BRICS

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President Vladimir Putin would meet his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan in South Africa on Thursday at a summit of BRICS countries. They...

BRICS commits to international peace, security in MENA

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The BRICS Deputy Ministers on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have committed to the basic principle that international peace and...

SA joins BRICS Remote Sensing Satellite Constellation

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The South African National Space Agency (SANSA), the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), the State Space Corporation "Roscosmos" (ROSCOSMOS), the Indian Space Research...

BRICS set up bank to counter Western hold on global finances

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Leaders of the BRICS emerging market nations launched a $100 billion (£58.36 billion) development bank and a currency reserve pool on Tuesday...

SA defence industry wants to be part of BRICS

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While not officially on the BRICS Summit agenda, the South African defence sector grasped the bull by the horns by arranging a...

Denel looking to more BRICS partnerships

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With two concrete collaborations already in place with BRICS member states, Denel will use next week's Durban Summit to build more defence...

Local defence sector will be part of BRICS Summit

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South Africa's defence industry is going to be part of next week's BRICS Summit in Durban. In addition to a defence seminar on...

SANDF strengthening BRICS’ military side

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The Chief of the South African National Defence Force General Solly Shoke is in Russia as head of a delegation of both...

Defence industry will use BRICS Summit as showcase

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The South African defence industry is gearing up for new joint ventures and partnerships at next month's fifth BRICS Summit in Durban. Defence...

Emerging economies put caveats on helping euro zone

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Emerging economies are concerned about the impact of the euro zone's debt crisis on their economies but will stand back and wait...

BRICS’ power seen in ‘double veto’ of UN Syria text

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The Russian and Chinese "double veto" of a UN resolution condemning Syria highlights the power of a small club of emerging-market nations...

China, South Africa ink US$2.5 billion in deals in Dalai Lama’s...

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China has agreed to US$2.5 billion in investment projects with South Africa, the African nation's deputy president said yesterday, on a three-day...

Warnings mount on euro crisis, BRICS mull more aid

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World leaders and finance chiefs pushed Europe to quell its debt crisis and big emerging economies said they might provide more money...

BRICS offer help to fight economic crisis

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Major emerging nations said they may lend money to the International Monetary Fund or other global financial bodies to increase their firepower...

BRICS to consider euro bonds plan – Gordhan

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A meeting of emerging economies today will consider a Brazilian proposal to buy European bonds to help crisis-hit euro zone countries, South...

A decade on, rise of BRICs shaped by September 11

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As his global teleconference broke up in disarray on September 11, 2001, a top economist at a U.S. investment bank began to...

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